Bagration, Petr Ivanovich( Major Russia's military commander.)
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Biography Bagration, Petr Ivanovich
(1765-1812) - Russia's largest military commander. A native of the Georgian royal dynasty Bagrationi. Prince. The military service in 1782, Mr.. Member of Russian-Turkish war of 1787-1791 he. and the Polish campaign of 1793-1794 he. He commanded the vanguard of the Russian army during the Italian and Swiss campaign of Suvorov (1799). In the wars with France, 1805. and 1806 - 1807 he. commanded the rear guard of the Russian army. Distinguished itself in battles with Shengrabene (1805), Austerlitz (1805), Eylau (1807) and Friedland (1807) and. Inflicted a series of defeats the Swedes at the Russian-Swedish war of 1808-1809. During the Russian-Turkish war of 1806-1812 he. - Chief of the Moldavian Army (1809-1810). Since 1811, Mr.. - Commander of Podolsk (2 nd West) Army. Since the beginning of the war of 1812, Mr.. opposed the decision on withdrawal of Russian forces to Smolensk. During the battle of Borodino was led by the left flank, which came the first blow to the enemy. He was mortally wounded.